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Moses from Kenya raised $540 to treat an undescended testis.

Moses
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  • $540 raised, $0 to go
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Fully funded
Moses's treatment was fully funded on September 1, 2015.

Photo of Moses post-operation

September 17, 2015

Moses received surgery to treat his undescended testis.

“Moses’ left testicle was successfully dropped in the scrotal sac,” shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. “This has greatly minimized the risk of infertility and further lessened the chances of testicular cancer and development of an inguinal hernia. Moses’ father is very happy that his son has finally been treated.”

Moses’ mother adds, “To think there are people out there who are so generous with their time and money has made me decide that when this is all behind me, I will go out of my way and help others. Thank you.”

"Moses' left testicle was successfully dropped in the scrotal sac," shares our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation. "This...

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August 19, 2015

Meet Moses, a sweet three-year-old boy from Kenya, who was born with a left undescended testis.

Our medical partner, African Mission Healthcare Foundation (AMHF), introduces Moses as “the last born in a family of two children. He lives with his parents and elder sister in a two-room house at his grandparents’ home. Moses’ parents inherited an acre of land where they practice mixed crop farming. Due to delayed rainfall in the region, their crops have not been doing well. They have no other source of income, so raising funds to help support Moses’ treatment has been an uphill task.”

When Moses was born, his left testis was absent from the scrotal sac, which is abnormal for baby boys. It remains in his abdomen, thus increasing his risk for testicular cancer, hernia, infertility, and more. For $540, Moses will undergo a procedure in which an incision is made and the testis is brought down into the scrotum.

This highly effective surgery will protect Moses from the many health risks that an undescended testis poses, and will also allow him to “have a normal and healthy life.” In many ways, this treatment will protect Moses’ future and ensure an improved quality of living.

“I believe it’s not too late for my son to get treated. I still have hope,” Moses’ father says.

Meet Moses, a sweet three-year-old boy from Kenya, who was born with a left undescended testis. Our medical partner, African Mission Hea...

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Moses's Timeline

  • August 19, 2015
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Moses was submitted by Joan Kadagaya, Curative Medical Support Program-Partner Representative at African Mission Healthcare.

  • August 25, 2015
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Moses received treatment. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • September 1, 2015
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Moses's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • September 1, 2015
    FULLY FUNDED

    Moses's treatment was fully funded.

  • September 17, 2015
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    We received an update on Moses. Read the update.

Funded by 18 donors

Funded by 18 donors

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